Career Mom

Now that you’re a working mom life is different. You’ve a richer, yet more hectic, life at home, but that hasn’t diminished your career ambitions. This collection helps you build the skills and strategies you’ll need to be successful in every area of your life.


 

The case for paternity leave: Benefits for working moms

The call for paternity leave continues to build steam. In Canada, the federal government introduced a new ‘Use it or Lose it’ leave for non-birth parents aimed specifically at fathers. It’s eligible to parents of babies born on or after March 17, 2019. Last month, Spain took steps to equalize leave for fathers as well […] Read more…

5 ways to support new parents returning from leave

More governments and companies than ever before are supporting new parents with paid parental leave policies. Here in Canada, the federal government extended leave an additional six months last year, allowing parents to share up to 18 months of leave. In March, fathers and non-birth partners will also be given an additional five weeks of […] Read more…

Goal setting for working parents: 3 questions to ask

It’s a new year and with it comes plenty of talk about goal setting. In the same vein, there’s much being said about intention setting, resolution setting, defining your word of the year and more. Not only can you choose your preferred terminology, you then have a bounty of options of what kind of goals […] Read more…

5 questions you must ask at your performance review

Performance reviews can be a stressful time – even for the most stellar of employees. It can be daunting to hear feedback on our performance, let alone muster up the courage to ask for a pay rise or promotion. Yet, performance reviews can be a great opportunity to learn, develop and grow as professionals. They […] Read more…

5 ways new parents can nail this year’s performance review

As the year nears its end, many companies are undergoing its performance appraisal process. For many companies – especially ones with large numbers of employees – this is a structured process that doesn’t always work for every employees. Let’s take expecting mothers and new parents as examples. These employees miss out on a key process […] Read more…

Performance appraisals: Making it work for new parents

Performance is a key objective for companies. Just as they are under pressure to become more focused, effective and efficient in executing their strategy, so are their employees. Employee performance (or appraisal) reviews are a great way to measure performance. They’re also a great way to connect strategic objectives with day-to-day activities. Plus, they help […] Read more…

Talking politics at work: Dos and Don’ts

We are at an inflection point in history. In pockets all over the world, there has been a marked division in people’s ideas, beliefs as well as their actions. This has led to sparks of outbreaks, political happenings and tragic events that have left us shocked and dismayed, at the worst of times, and puzzled […] Read more…

Six Apps To Hack Your Working Mom Life

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Life as a working parent is no joke. Between work and home, your to-do lists seem to run on for days, and time is a limited resource. In the years since we stepped into our working mom role, we’ve learned a few tricks to ease the mental load, make room for things we enjoy, and […] Read more…